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Registered: 07-2005
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Re: Gillan's lowest note.


I think this is one of the lower ones I have heard: go to
http://anna.comcor.ru/superstar/audio.html
under 1970 go to Simon Zealotes / Poor Jerusalem and about the 4:39 mark......
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Registered: 09-2003
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Re: Gillan's lowest note.


Ah yeah, the

my time is almost through little left to do

part is really low, that´s true!
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"To conquer death you only have to die, you only have to die." That is the line where he hits the low notes on 'Poor Jerusalem'.

Listen to how he hits the low notes later in his career, especially during the reunion stuff. Very gurgley, like he has something lodged in his throat. Compare that to how clean the 'Poor Jerusalem' note is to his later singing. Just listen to 'Clear Air Turbulence', and that is early in his solo career.

Just like his upper range, his lower range also deteriorated as he moved through his post-Purple career. That clean, beautiful tone and resonance, or timbre if you prefer, just kind of went away as he started to depend on screams and other things that strained and eventually damaged his vocal chords. That, along with his drinking and smoking.

I still enjoy Gillan when he sings in his normal range and doesn't try to do what he did in his early/mid-twenties. Keep away from the highs and lows, because it is painful to listen to what his once wonderful instrument has become when he tries to be twenty something again. Thankfully, he stays away from that stuff for the most part.
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I'll disagree slightly.....Gillan sounds damn clean "ungurgled" on "Never a Word".....
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